Commumnity Forest engagement wraps up
The District of Sechelt says more than 500 people took part in the community engagement on the future direction of the Sunshine Coast Community Forest (SCCF). …SCCF logging has been a flashpoint for controversy several times since Sechelt was granted a community forest licence by the province in 2006. …Sechelt’s communications manager, Julie Rogers, told council that the response to the engagement, which began on July 1, was “huge” and included a lot of thoughtful comments. …Rogers said the common themes that emerged were the need for more community education and involvement, a desire to ensure better environmental protections, and a need to leverage opportunities for local economic development and job creation through operations and through the Legacy Fund.